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My computer keeps freezing

By mstrchief138
Apr 28, 2006
  1. ok i have been having this problem since this problem since this morning. my computer would be working perfectly, not slow at all. then, all of a sudden, it just freezes. i cant move my cursur. i'v waited for about 20 minutes, but nothing happens, and i have to turn the computer off.

    whats wrong with my computer, and how can i fix it?

    thnx in advance
     
  2. NealsComp

    NealsComp TS Rookie Posts: 20

    Sounds Like Overheating

    My first guess would have to be heat. Have you gone into bios and checked the "hardware monitor". It will give you the cpu temp. If it is too hot you will damage the processor. Shouldn't run much more than 120 degrees F. Second, is it setting where it can get air, not in a desk cubby hole? How many fans do you have? Start checking everything heat related.
     
  3. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Sounds to me more like a software problem, likely a driver conflict or something.

    Take a look in your "event manager" by right clicking on "my computer" then selecting "manage" and "event manager". Search around in the categories there looking for red (or yellow) errors being reported.

    What have you installed recently? (both hardware and software). Could always do a system rollback to the last date you had it working.
     
  4. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith TS Rookie Posts: 130

    check the fans on your laptop.... many small fans simply get plugged up.
     
  5. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,598

    When did it become a laptop? For that matter when did it become NOT a laptop?

    More details on your "macheen" please.
     
  6. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith TS Rookie Posts: 130

    LapTop or DeskTop

    Your right.... Laptop or not... DeskTop or not... first i'd check/clean all fans, then I'd check/remove all Ad-ware, Spyware, Junk Files, Clean trojans, clean the Registry, then use start-->run--> sfc /scannow --> then when I restarted I use Ctrl+Alt+Del and bring up task manager -> processes (to see what was taking all resources to cause slowdown)...when it happend next.
     
  7. connerwayne

    connerwayne TS Rookie Posts: 61

    cut to the chase

    Just back up your data and start over... Format/Reinstall. Or as I used to say Debug/Fdisk/Format/Reinstall. We even had a song for it at Dell, "Fdisk Format Reinstall, doo dah.. do dah, fdisk format reinstall, all the doo-dah day..."

    If it still crashes youve got a hardware problem. Its best to sort it out into one or the other (hardware or software) before you go on a wild goose chase with the software side of things.

    Wayne
     
  8. connerwayne

    connerwayne TS Rookie Posts: 61

    also, make sure you dont install any USB devices, add on cards, etc if you go that route, but I think the easiest thing to try first is testing the RAM with memtest x86 or just running one stick. if it still locks, move the stick to a different slot. gotta love intermittent issues!

    Good luck,
    Wayne
     
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